By Neil Simon & Anton Chekhov

Directed & Acted by an ensemble of BarnArts performers:

Erin Bennett
Abigail Bower
Elyse DeNeige Robichaud
Cliff Johnson
Olivia Piepmeier
Linda Treash
Killian White

March 17 & 18, 24 & 25
Friday and Saturday evenings - 7:30 pm

March 19 & 26
Sunday afternoons - 2pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre


$20 adults
$15 students

A few rehearsal photos:

What happens when a humble city worker sneezes on their boss during a play? What is the perfect  lunch? Is three rubles a fair price to watch someone drown? How can you teach a governess to  speak up for themselves? What’s the guaranteed way to seduce a married woman?

The Good Doctor begins with a narrator, a Chekhov-like writer, who leads the audience through nine scenes that go from ridiculous to absurd to charming and back again as the narrator reflects on the creative process, popping in and out of the stories.

Chekhov wrote the original stories in the 1890s, Simon adapted them for Broadway in the 1970s, and BarnArts brings them to the Upper Valley with a team of actor/directors this March, creating an intimate black-box experience: audience and actors will be together on Woodstock’s Town Hall Theatre stage.

"A great deal of warmth and humor in his retelling of these Chekhovian tales." - Newhouse Newspapers

"There is much fun here. Mr. Simon's comic fancy is admirable." - The New York Times

Act I

“The Writer”
Directed by Cliff Johnson
Starring Abigail Bower

“The Sneeze”
Directed by Olivia Piepmeier
Starring Cliff Johnson, Elyse DeNeige Robichaud, Linda Treash, & Killian White

“The Governess”
Directed by Erin Bennett
Starring Abigail Bower & Killian White

Directed by Killian White
Starring Cliff Johnson & Killian White

“Too Late for Happiness”
Directed by Abigail Bower
Starring Erin Bennett & Linda Treash

“The Seduction”
Directed by Linda Treash
Starring Elyse DeNeige Robichaud, Cliff Johnson, & Olivia Piepmeier

Act II

“The Drowned Man”
Directed by Linda Treash
Starring Erin Bennett, Abigail Bower, & Olivia Piepmeier

“The Audition”
Directed by Elyse DeNeige Robichaud
Starring Erin Bennett & Abigail Bower

“A Quiet War”
Directed by Olivia Piepmeier
Starring Erin Bennett & Elyse DeNeige Robichaud

“The Arrangement”
Directed by Elyse DeNeige Robichaud
Starring Elyse DeNeige Robichaud, Olivia Piepmeier, & Linda Treash

“The Writer”
Directed by Cliff Johnson
Starring Abigail Bower


Our Actor/Directors...

Erin Bennett, of Wilder, was most recently seen as Stella in BarnArts 2022 production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Bennett’s directing experience goes back to her college days at Colby-Sawyer.

Abigail Bower, of Montpelier, is no stranger to BarnArts, having starred in Other Desert Cities (2019) and directed The Clean House (2019).

Elyse DeNeige, of Barnard, recently appeared in BarnArts fall production of The Addams Family and appeared previously on the Town Hall Theatre stage in Pentangles’ Rocky Horror Picture Show (2015).

Cliff Johnson, of Woodstock, performed with BarnArts twice last year in A Streetcar Named Desire and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. He was a director and cast member of Legal Follies at Boston University School of Law.

Olivia Piepmeier, of Strafford, is building on previous acting and directing experiences as she makes her BarnArts on-stage debut after serving as house manager and assistant producer for The Addams Family (2022).

Linda Treash, of Barnard, directed A Streetcar Named Desire and The Addams Family in 2022 and has acted in 3 BarnArts productions, most recently the traveling 2020 version of It Can't Happen Here.

Killian White, of Bethel, is also making her BarnArts debut but has been seen in productions with Artistree and Bald Mountain Theater where she also produces and directs.


BarnArts production of The Good Doctor is supported by a grant from the Woodstock Economic Development Commission.  Free tickets are available to the community by request.  Contact us.


Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
31 the Green
Woodstock, VT 05091